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Michael Bisping’s Last Fight – Who Will It Be?

Michael “The Count” Bisping has done it all in the sport, including win a season of TUF and seize the middleweight belt.

But the Brit is at the tail-end of his career in a big way, and now folks are jockeying for a chance to be his “goodbye scrap“. You see, that “final fight” is the last thing Bisping has of value since Georges St-Pierre took the belt, and as final fights go, you can bet the UFC is going to give it all sorts of fanfare.

Worn leather shoe Vitor Belfort cast his name into the mix, but Bisping doesn’t have a lot of goodwill toward the Brazilian, especially since Belfort was a walking vial of synthetic testosterone when they fought.

Derek Brunson also wanted a taste, and went so far as to post some sort of fake contract on social media.

Bisping ain’t having it, though.

As per FOX Sports:

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Conor McGregor: I Put My Name Forward to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

This week, it was reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Conor McGregor was negotiating to fight twice in the Octagon before 2018 was over. Well, if the champion is to be believed, we might not need to wait that long.
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‘Toquinho’ Meets Aliaskhab Khizriev, Two Title Fights Announced for Fight Nights Global 85

Protect your legs, “Toquinho” is back.
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Ex-Middleweight Champ Michael Bisping Denies Being Offered Fight with Derek Brunson

Michael Bisping is calling Derek Brunson’s bluff.
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UFC Fight Night 126 Averages 893K Viewers for Sunday Card; Bellator 194 Draws 476K on Friday

UFC Fight Night 126 averaged 893,000 viewers for a Sunday night offering on Fox Sports 1, according to ShowBuzz Daily.
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Derrick Lewis Reveals Fractured Hand Following Win Over Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126

Derrick Lewis did not escape his UFC Fight Night 126 encounter with Marcin Tybura unscathed.
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Old Bellator Vet Beats Up Fiancee, Begs for Fight

There’s nothing sadder than a fighter who was once great but is now struggling with demons.

I’m talking about Marlon Sandro, who was an elite fighter in Bellator from 2011 to about 2013. Since then, the former Nova Uniao rep and jiu-jitsu black belt has been kicking around Brazil, drinking too much and beating his woman.

Seriously, Sandro choked his fiancee unconscious back in December, was kicked off the Nova Uniao team, and is facing justice via the Brazilian criminal justice system.

He’s also begging for a fight on social media because he needs money.

Here’s his Instagram post, but it’s all Portuguese, so MMAFighting has the translation below.

Sei que tive meu momento de erro, estou trabalhado para melhorar, e ser um novo homem, larguei o álcool, isso foi uma das coisas que me fez errar é perder a cabeça. Cada pessoa tem sua crença e eu não os critico, cada um procura seu equilíbrio espiritual e eu à igreja. Moro no morro, poderia estar no crime me drogando, mas ao contrário disso, quero ser um ser humano melhor. Sei que posso ser melhor do que eu foi. Querem me julgar tudo bem, eu aceito todos os julgamentos, mas o que preferem? Que eu me entregue às drogas, ao mundo ? Ou que tente concertar o que fiz de errado ? Se você estivessem no meu lugar o que fariam ? A justiça já está sendo feita no tribunal. Só essa chance que peço a todos e aos eventos e organizações. #resiliencia #querovoltar #mma #bellator #bellatormma #shootobrasil #roadfc #pancrase #acb #onefc #errejota #jp #br

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I know I had my moment of mistake, I’m working on getting better and being a new man. I quit drinking, that was one of the things that made me lose my temper. Every person has his belief and I don’t criticize them, every one searches for your spiritual balance, and mine is church.

I live in the (favela), I could be in crime doing drugs, but it’s the opposite, I want to be a better human being.

I know I can be better than I was.

Wanna to judge me, fine, I accept all judgements. But what do you prefer? That I give myself up to drugs? Or that I try to fix what I did wrong? What would you do if you were in my position?

Justice is being done in court.

I only ask this chance to all promotions.

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Latest Bellator 195 Fight Card For ‘Caldwell Vs. Higo’

Event: Bellator 195: “Caldwell vs. Higo”
Date: Fri., Mar. 2, 2018, on Paramount Network
Location: WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator 195 Main Event:

135 lbs.: Darrion Caldwell (11-1) vs. Leandro Higo (18-3)

Bellator 195 Main Card (9 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Joe Warren (15-6) vs. Joe Taimanglo (23-8-1)
125 lbs.: Kristina Williams (1-0) vs. Emily Ducote (6-3)

Bellator 195 Undercard:

185 lbs.: Romero Cotton (1-0) vs. Justin Reeser (1-1)
125 lbs.: Ky Bennett (0-1) vs. Morgan Solis (2-0)
185 lbs.: Andrew Parker (7-2) vs. Levi Queen (10-4)
185 lbs.: Teagan Dooley (3-0) vs. Kevin Holland (10-3)
145 lbs.: Thomas Lopez (1-3) vs. Aaron Webb (1-0)
145 lbs.: Treston Thomison (10-6) vs. Jessie Vasquez (2-3)

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UFC Fight Night 126 Results: Cowboy Cerrone TKO’s Yancy Medeiros in First Round

He may not be a pay-per-view behemoth, but Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has got fans, and he earned each and every one of them with blood, sweat and tears. But the years and their cruel toll have made wins harder to come by, putting the UFC in a tough spot with their fan-favorite star: Do they give him easy fights? Or do they let up-and-comers make their own names off his fading legend?

For the main event of UFC Fight Night 126, they’ve done neither. Instead, they’ve pitted him against a veteran with a good bit of upside in Yancy Medeiros, who will swing hard and play to Cowboy’s strengths, and just as easily win as lose.

If the weigh-ins told us anything, it’s that love and respect abound with these two, and it’s apparent once they step into the cage.

Oh sure, Cowboy has his game face on, and Medeiros is pulling no punches (or kicks) in the exchanges, but when the Hawaiian slips and tumbles to the canvas, Cerrone doesn’t pounce; he lets Medeiros up, and the two share a grin and a hug.

But they’re swinging hard after that, and though at first it seems like Cerrone is having trouble gauging Medeiros’ timing, eventually he starts clipping him. One such punch lands square on Medeiros’ noggin’, forcing him to do the Funky Chicken before face-planting. This time Cerrone does pounce, and the ensuing storm of punches has the referee stepping in mere moments before the end of the round.

Cowboy has finally gotten another win.

 

Results: Donald Cerrone def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (Punches) at 4:48, R1

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UFC Fight Night 126 Results: Derrick Lewis Survives and Thrives Against Marcin Tybura

In a division ruled by the likes of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, it’s tough to carve out a niche. But Derrick Lewis has done just that, mixing personality with aggression, and cementing himself as one of the elite.

Polish fighter Marcin Tybura hasn’t quite joined that distinguished group of heavyweights, but to his credit, he took former champ Fabricio Werdum to a decision in his last bout. (A decision he lost, of course.)

This is your UFC Fight Night 126 co-main event, folks.

Lewis kicks things off by hitting a takedown and making Tybura feel all of his weight – a smart tactic, but one that soon backfires when Tybura turns the tables and winds up on top and in mount. Lewis rolls, and when Tybura takes his back he shimmies until the Polish fighter falls off. Rinse and repeat, and you have a first round that’s the epitome of “back and forth”.

Apparently happy with being in top position, Tybura manages to get Lewis down and keep him there for much of the second, and this time there’s no shimmy-ing him off.

Then comes Round 3, and Lewis’ sudden “go for broke” flurry while Tybura has his back to the fence. Once, twice, three times Lewis connects, and when Tybura eats one square in the chops, he finally falls to his hands and knees. From there it’s Hammerfist Time, and the ref has no choice but to jump in.

 

Results: Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura via TKO (Punches) at 2:48, R3

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